Mar P: Alan Greenspan was asked what the real motive was for Bush & Cheney for their preemptive, unilateral and illegal invasion of Iraq. His forthright, quick and honest answer: "OIL."
Ben Rivera: Pure baloney and hogwash to boot.
Did the U.S. take any oil from Iraq without paying for it? It would have been much cheaper to buy the oil rather than going to war
Ben , The views of Alan Greenspan who was
the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of The United States of America, a central player in the government during the time of the Iraq war cannot be dismissed by you with the word Hogwash.
However Ben, you are absolutely right, it would have been cheaper to buy the oil from Iraq than start a war for it, but more inmportantly there would not have been the cost in thousands of lives.
Ben the cost of the war was on the US tax payers.
The profits derived from war go to Multi-National Ccrporations.
War is the most profitable business to be in if you dont have to fight it it and it is waged in other countries.
The Military Industrial Complex makes profits from the supply of weapons and other resources.*
This war was and still is a financial windfall for Corporate US and a double wammy on ordinary working families in the US who have paid with the lives of their loved ones and through the taxes taken out of their wages and salaries.
Ben if you are prepared to Google you will realise that before the war, the oil resources in Iraq were owned and controlled by the Iraq government.
Now after the war with a US puppet government in place, US corporations have secured control of some important oil fields in Iraq. Ben can you not see the link?
One of the prime movers for the war in Iraq was Dick Chaney, a former US Secretary of Defence and former U,S Vice President.
Chaney was also a CEO of Haliburton which is
one of the biggest oil-services companies in the world..... Under Cheney's leadership, Halliburton moves up from 73rd to 18th on the Pentagon's list of top contractors. The company garners $2.3 billion in U.S. government contracts, which almost doubles the $1.2 billion it earned from the government.... http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/about_hal/chronology.html
Many of the military contracts awarded to Dick Chaneys corporation were gained without going through a competative tendering process.
This is like the government giving Dick Chaneys corporation a licence to print money.
And by the way this despite the Halliburton conglomerate being charged and found guilty of corruption.
Ben what is at stake here is trillions of dollars in oil loot. Are you so trusting of US politicians and corporations to not take advantage of their positions to gain some of that loot?
Ben the wars in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and the threatened war against Iran and other coountries of the Middle East by the US and assisted by some NATO countries are all about oil profits.
It is not about the US trying to end dictators, dictators are alright when they toe the US line.
It is not about settling quarrels between Shia and Sunni Moslems, the average American would not give a cuss about them.
The present wars are about what all wars have been about, greed and avarice using religion as an excuse.
* On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government.
He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.
Eisenhower, a retired five-star Army general, the man who led the allies on D-Day, made the remarks in his farewell speech from the White House….. Eisenhower used the speech to warn about "the immense military establishment" that had joined with "a large arms industry."
Here's an excerpt:
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist
Mar P: Alan Greenspan was asked what the real motive was for Bush & Cheney for their preemptive, unilateral and illegal invasion of Iraq.
His forthright, quick and honest answer: "OIL." Ben Rivera: Pure baloney and hogwash to boot. Did the U.S. take any oil from Iraq without paying for it? It would have been much cheaper to buy the oil rather than going to war.
Yahoo! News - My Alerts - Edit Alert
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:51 AM PST
Shaw To Conduct Feasibility Study To Rehabilitate Refinery In Iraq
HydrocarbonOnline Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:49 AM PST
The Shaw Group Inc. today announced it has been awarded a contract by the South Refineries Company, which is part of the Republic of Iraq's Ministry of Oil, to provide a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of its 140,000 barrels per day refinery in Basra, Iraq
Iraq oil was owned and controlled completely by the Irag government before the invasion and occupation by the US, a comflict engineered by the Bush, Chaney oil cabal.
It is now a free for all of the Bush and G.O.P fund und supporting international oil corporations.
God works in mysterious ways does he not?
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